Skateboarding in London is very popular indeed, and with every passing year adding thousands more on the streets. If you’re coming to London with your board you may want to check out some of the (in)famous skateparks peppered around the capital. Thanks to past receptionist at the St Athans Hotel, Nick, for compiling this list (sorry it’s taken so long to post!).
Mile End skatepark (Mile End, East London) – outdoor, mostly street, concrete, skate shop.
Address: Arches 415-416, Burdett Road. E3 4AA.
Nearest tube: Mile End (Central line). Beside Mile End Stadium, Mile End Park.
Phone: 020 3302 1388.
BaySixty6 skatepark (Notting Hill, West London) – outdoor but covered, wood, concrete, street and bowls, skate shop.
Address: 65 Acklam Road. W10 5YU. Nearest tube: Westbourne Park (Hammersmith & City or Circle lines). Underneath the A40 overpass.
Phone: 020 8969 4669.
Southbank skatepark (on the south bank of the River Thames) – outdoor but covered, concrete, street.
Brixton Beach skatepark (Brixton, South London) – outdoor, concrete, street, bowls, snake runs.
Address: On the corner of Stockwell Park Walk and Stockwell Road, in the borough of Lambeth. Nearest tube: Stockwell (Northern or Victoria lines) or Brixton (Victoria line).
Cantelowes skatepark (Camden, North London) – outdoor, concrete, street.
Address: Cantelowes Park, 212 Camden Rd. NW1 9HG. Nearest tube: Camden Town or Kentish Town (Northern Line). Phone: 020 7974 1693.